It’s National Dance Month!

Can you boogie your way to fitness? Local health advocates certain think so. Get Healthy Connecticut, the regional health coalition that supports healthy eating and physical activity, is urging people to celebrate National Dance Month by enrolling in dance classes, dancing the night away or just putting on some music and twirling around the living […] [Read More]
Categories: fitness
Gov't Study Shows Young Adults Under 30 Not Taking Skin Cancer Sun Exposure Warnings Seriously

Griffin hosts skin cancer screenings

Griffin Hospital is sponsoring several free skin cancer screenings this month. The screenings will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 29at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Ave., in Derby. An additional screening is planned for Aug. 12. To reserve a screening appointment, call […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, skin cancer

Classes for seniors at the Watermark

The Watermark at 3030 Park is pleased to announce that its Watermark University Summer 2014 semester is underway, with course catalogs available to seniors living in the Greater Bridgeport area. Watermark University is a continuing education program that features diverse topics and programs designed to keep seniors’ minds and bodies fit. All of the classes […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, elderly, falls

More tips for fireworks safety

Perhaps you read my story in today’s Danbury News-Times about the importance of not drinking (or generally behaving unwisely) around fireworks. Hopefully, it drove home the point about the dangers of improperly used pyrotechnics. But, in case it didn’t, here are some tips for safe fireworks use from the National Council on Fireworks Safety: Do […] [Read More]
Categories: fire safety, General

Protecting pets should be your Gooooooal!!!

As soccer fever sweeps the nation, veterinarians from Florida-based BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urging pet parents to make sure their pets are safe during game-related festivities.   Experts said that, during major events, holidays and parties, pets can easily get into trouble if they decide to take advantage of their parents’ unintentional divided attention. The World Cup, […] [Read More]
Categories: pets

Tick testing available

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, summer is officially here in Connecticut. But, with warm weather also comes with the New England outdoor enthusiast’s nemesis – the tick. These disease-carrying arachnids enjoy moist areas with long grass and will latch onto humans and animals alike. If you find a tick on yourself, […] [Read More]
Categories: lyme disease
Nursing Professors Shery Watson and Susan DeNisco (seated, 2nd from left) with faculty members of the Institute of Technology Tralee after signing a partnership agreement on May 27, 2014. Photo by Domnick Walsh

SHU school of nursing partners with Irish school

A new partnership between the Sacred Heart University School of Nursing and the Institute of Technology Tralee in County Kerry, Ireland has been forged. The institute is located approximately one hour north of SHU’s campus in Dingle. In a news release, SHU officials said the schools’ partnership is a natural progression and something SHU Professors […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, health, nursing
From left to right: Stuart Marcus, President/CEO St. Vincent’s Health Services, Susan Kiley, Pennie Kelly, Mark Kelly, Dianne Auger, and John Petrakis stand under the Cookie Petrakis Healing Garden Memorial Plaque.

St. Vincent’s dedicates healing garden

St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport dedicated a Healing Garden in memory of Cookie Kelly Petrakis at the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care in Bridgeport on Thursday.  The healing garden was a way of commemorating Petrakis’s life of caring for and healing others. At the dedication, Petrakis’s brother, Mark Kelly, […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, cancer